Wednesday, September 17, 2014

'Scott Joplin's New Rag: The Life and Times of the King of Ragtime Writers,' Musical Play, 10th Ave. Theatre, San Diego, Sept. 25-Oct. 12, 2014

World Premiere

Scott Joplin (c.1867-1917) was an African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and Classical Music who wrote three operas and is featured at

Written and Performed by Robert Barry Fleming
Directed by George Yé

Performances at Mo`olelo at The Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Who was the man behind the music and what was his enduring influence on popular music?  Did his reach extend to impacting the social and racial politics of his age?  SCOTT JOPLIN’S NEW RAG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE KING OF RAGTIME WRITERS is a contemporary meditation on Joplin’s historical legacy, established in the turbulence of the American post-reconstruction era. Spoken word, hip hop, and live ragtime music propel this theatrical exploration into the mind and music of this genius who lived during the Gilded Age which only glittered for some. In this world premiere piece, playwright and solo-performer Robert Barry Fleming examines aspects of Joplin’s life – his inspirations, struggles, and dreams – in a multi-dimensional, deconstructed, one-man musical event.

Playwright: Robert Barry Fleming*
Director: George Yé
Cast: Robert Barry Fleming*
Stage Manager:
Leighann Enos*
Scenic Designer: 
David F. Weiner
Lighting Designer:
Jason Bieber
Costume Designer: 
Jeannie Galioto
Sound Designer: 
Joseph Huppert
Props Designer:
 Tim Nottage
Graphic Design: 
Studio L.
Kristina Micotti

*Members of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
Ticket Info 
Preview Performance
September 25 at 8 PM

$25 Regular Adult
$15 Students and Seniors (65+)
$15/ticket Group of 10 or more*

Press Opening Night Performance and Post-Show Party
September 26 at 8 PM

$40 Regular Adult
Regular Performances
September 27, October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8 PM
September 28, October 5, 12 at 2:00 PM

$32 Regular Adult
$25 Students and Seniors (65+)
$22/ticket Group of 10 or more*

High School Matinees
October 1 and 8 at 10:00 AM
Please call 619-342-7395 for pricing of High School Matinees


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